Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Delaware
Louis F. Rossi
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Fluid dynamics, numerical analysis,
flow through porous media and general modeling.
Try this multithreaded JAVA applet. By clicking your
the window you can add marker particles ot the differentially rotating
axisymmetric flow. Though it is a fun toy, it also
two principles that I love studying. One is vorticity dominated
The other is the role of mixing in fluid flows. Think about this
the next time you add cream to your coffee or tea.
I wrote this code to teach myself a little JAVA. It is
1.0, and I will upgrade one day soon... I promise.
BlobFlow is an open source
code for two-dimensional, viscous flows. It's not bullet-proof,
it is very fast and accurate.
BlobFlow (TM): An open
Some past research projects:
What are these? A river? A snow cone? A wisdom
Hardly... Read on and learn more.
Vortex methods: These are numerical
for simulating fluid flows.
Wall jet flows: This is a
by blowing fluid tangentially along a wall. Come visit the Wall
Jet Page and see some experiment and numerical computations of wall
Vortex monopole dynamics:
happens when you perturb a nice axisymmetric vortex? Come visit The
Vortex Monopole Decay Page and see a tripole attractor. There
are several related problems that are also active areas of research.
Multiphase flow through porous media: What happens when oil leaks into
the ground? How can we clean up this mess? This was a joint modeling,
and high speed communication problem. Come visit Interactive
Simulation of Contaminant Evolution through Porous Media to see
we did and why it is important.
Directional solidification of a binary alloy. Dave
Bernoff and I have studied the existence and stability of large
solutions to the Riley-Davis equations.
modified: 13 February 2001.